Cocka-Too Pomegranate Deluxe Beer | Rinkuškių Aluas Darykla

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Rinkuškių Aluas Darykla

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by thekanna on 07-12-2011

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 21
Photo of jdhilt
3.94/5  rDev +57%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a one-finger white head that vanishes instantly leaving no lace. Crystal clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light pomegranate nose and flavor is sweet pomegranate and malt, the high ABV is totally hidden but this is warming. $3.55 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.5/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a stein glass.

Look - amber-ish, with a hint of a pink color added. Good carbonation, with about half a finger's worth of fizzy foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell - strong smelling, in terms of a abv, but also a fruity aroma that makes sense given the added ingredients.

Taste - very strong from the off, but it soon takes on a sweeter - although not terribly sweet - taste that suggests a more musky quality vailed by a little bit of fruitiness.

Mouthfeel - decently well balanced, not leaning more toward one side or the other in terms of wateriness vs. creaminess.

Overall - not a bad brew. Not sure why it's getting such bad reviews. As long as you drink it expecting that it's a strong, pomegranate-flavored beer, it's fine.

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Photo of ronniebruner
3.14/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I really wanted to like this beer, however, it is not as advertised. When poured, it looks like a lager, and has the usual characteristics of most lagers... yellow in appearance, bubbly, and a skunk taste. The bright spot for this beer is that it smells great. The aroma of the pomegranate and other spices is noticeable, however the taste does not match the aroma.

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.08/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a hazy orange/golden pour with 2 fingers of head.. nice retention.
smells fruity, bready, nutty. hints of sweet caramel.

taste is pretty different from the smell.. a little on the bland side up front, slightly nutty.. then you get a very acidic tart flavor towards the finish which goes straight to the chest with alcohol warmth.. not a great beer, but also not as bad as the reviews on here say it is. not really getting any fruit flavor at all, so as far as a "pomegranate beer", it's terrible.

medium body, slightly creamy, moderate carbonation.. gotta say my chest is feeling "good" right now. 4 sips in and i'm getting a burn, heh.

overall, it's not a terrible beer, but there's nothing special about it.. if you're looking for high octane, a different beer, and on a budget - this is for you. i've had way better beers, but it's also not on the "corporate adjunct lager" level, so give it a shot at least once.. who knows, maybe this is up your alley.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
2.23/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Out of a bomber from alll the way over in Lithuania this beer was a copper/orange color with one finger of off-white head that quickly faded and left little lacing. The aroma was very punchy with lots of booze, some malt and generic fruit lurking behind that. The flavors were unfortunately quashed by the boozy 12% alcohol though I did taste some caramel malt and pomegranate juice as it warmed up. However, for the most part, it was very much like an American malt liquor. The body was medium, the mouthfeel slick and the carbonation medium/high. An unusual beer, but one I’d only recommend for novelty.

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Photo of thekanna
1.98/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This beer's tagline is "Taste the mystery and be happy!". Well, I don't know what mystery tastes like, but here goes:

A: Pours a nice clear pomegranate-amber color with a fairly large amount of head that leaves quickly.

S: Sweet malts, some fruitiness and caramel.

T: Though this beer states that it is a "naturally fermented lager harmoniously combined wih pure pomegranate juice", it tastes like rubbing alcohol mixed with yeasty seltzer water and cloying pomegranate syrup.

M: Fairly under-carbonated and slick.

D: Drainpour (and funny enough this is the first beer I've ever had to pour down the drain). The rubbing alcohol taste is just a little too much to handle (at 12% ABV!).

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Photo of robertgurley
1.61/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Absolutely the worst beer I've ever had in my entire life. I went to military school for a few years, and we would distill alcohol from Listerine mouthwash. Despite our amateur chemistry, this minty liquor was essentially paint thinner mixed with heavy metals. And yet, while drinking this Pomegranate beer, I longed for the less acrid taste and mouth-feel of the Listerine. I drank a few sips, then gave the rest of the bottle to a friend that ate ice cream out of the garbage can. It got his approval, but so does trash-cream.

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Photo of Proteus93
1.45/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I spotted this, and it sounded kind of frightening. The fella working the desk offered it some defence, but considering the silly bird in a tie-dyed shirt on the label, I'm wary.

A: Hazy, golden, and just slightly pink. Stark white head, fairly quick to diminish to nothing, but it does leave a hint of collaring.

S + T: The malt aroma is a little odd, as is the relatively muted fruit scent. The aroma is certainly tolerable... the flavour is where it all falls apart. Strangely bitter--it's not hops, so I'm not aware of what is going on. Hot and boozy... no susprise, with an alcohol content this high. It's basically a fruit-flavored malt liquor, but made in Lithuania rather than America!

M + D: This is a pretty unpleasant experience. Hot and intense... with no flavour to make up for the alcohol content. I can't really bring myself to suggest that anyone 'at least try it.' I don't think I've rated a beer this poorly to date.

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Photo of marqoid
1.33/5  rDev -47%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Wow this is terrible. It doesn't look bad and sounded like it could be interesting.
It tastes like bad vodka with bad pomegranate juice, more like some kind of cocktail than a beer. Either way it is bad.
I kick myself for spending the $3.50 on this bottle thinking that a good beer would come from Lithuania.
Definitely a drain pour.

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Cocka-Too Pomegranate Deluxe Beer from Rinkuškių Aluas Darykla
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